El Valles

Price in Euros Bedrooms Bathrooms M2
1,350,000   18   6     600

Country mansion close to Barcelona -This magnificent mansion is loacted 35 km. outside Barcelona in the Valles area. The actual house is built on three levels over some 400 m2. There is a also a guards house and a guest house plus horse stables. A river passes through the plot and it is set in 20 hectares of land. The houses is in excellent condition, although would need modernising on the interior. The house has fountains dating back to the XVIII century and many original elements.All the arches are made of Figaro stone, the oldest dating back to 1659. Unique opportunity to own a historical and architectural jewel.

The house has electricity installation (main line), the water comes from the river mouth, and the irrigation occurs as the finca has a river that passes through it which as two wells.  The wells collect water in large tanks,the same size as an olympic swimming pool, and as it is four metres deep it collects a million cubic metres of water. The finca also is on the edge of the Congost river, so has the right by law to get water from the river should there be a need.The nearest village is some 500 metres away, but there are mainly large mansions in the area so the nearest bigger village is some 3 km away. There is also a train station.

The finca is in the middle of the mountains so it has some three hectares of flat land  and the rest is forest, more on a slope.It has a main grand house,the walls and roof are in good condition., but the bathrooms and kitchen need renovating.There are two other houses, one for the workers 250m and another for guests  also 250 m that need renovation. There are also horses stables of over 3000 m2.

The house has some beautiful architectural  details. It was constructed in 1600 and over the years has been renovated and extended.The original owner was an Irishman called Francis Thorn.This original inscription is on the entrance to the house.

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